Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 29 - April 30 2017



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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 29 - April 30 2017.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers. The new 100K will have a 18 hour time limit.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50, 100K or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.

The Indiana Trail 100 is very pleased to announce our continued association and partnership with Salomon. As such, we'll once again provide jackets to our 2017 race participants.

When registering it is always our recommendation that you select a slightly larger jacket size. Most of you are already doing that for layering purposes. We'll announce the colors for the 2017 men's and women's jackets at a later date. Additionally, we'll once again provide trucker hats with the same color coordination as the jackets.

Down the road we'll announce other fun events we have planned with Salomon leading up to the 2017 Indiana Trail 100. In the meantime let us know if you have any questions.


The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2017 race will be a qualifier for the 2018 Western States Endurance Run.



November Announcements

1) 2017 Race Dates – The 2017 Indiana Trail 100 will be held at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 29 – April 30. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile run.

2) 2017 Race Registration – Registration for the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is in progress. Please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration or use the following RunSignUp link to register:
Sign Up

3) Cap – The limit for the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 will be 400 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the limits for 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile entries, respectively. We will provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.

It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap. The past two years we’ve filled up around 2/1 and were contacted by approximately 200 people trying to get into the race afterwards.

*Update – Please note that we’re going to cap the number of 100k entrants at 50 for the upcoming race. We’re currently at 24 entrants for the 100k, so plan accordingly if you want to run that distance in 2017.

4) Waiting List – We’ll implement a waiting list as soon as the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 400 runners. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.

5) No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There are no deferrals, no refunds and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we will allow runners to switch from the 50 miler to the 100k or 100 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up.

6) Western States – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 has again been approved as a 2018 Western States qualifying race.

7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the Midwest Super Slam.

8) Buckles – We’ll again provide sub 24 hour buckles along with traditional buckles for runners that finish 100 miles over 24 hours but less than 30 hours.

9) Awards – We’re making the following changes, effective 2017:

a) We’re discontinuing the state awards given to the top runners.
b) We’re adding age group awards (by decade).
c) We’re adding an award based on mileage. We could have the first recipient of the 500 mile award in 2017.
d) We’re adding 100k medals, which will have a different design than the 50 mile medals.

10) Weekend Training Runs – The fall weekend training runs are every Sunday. We meet at the Sand Lake Beach parking lot at 9:00 am. The group runs one loop (20 miles) but some go further and some less.
The fall training runs are very popular and a good way for those considering the Indiana Trail 100 to check out the course and run with several local ultra runners. We see many runners from all over the Midwest on our course in the fall. The training runs at this time of year are self-supported, unless announced otherwise.
Please note that we’ll switch over to Saturday training runs starting in December.

11) Water – As customary, the park shuts off the water fountains and well pump the last weekend in October. That means that runners will start stashing water or other liquids on the course. Please note that the DNR is actively seeking out contraband in the park, so a stray bottle may get confiscated for inspection.

In lieu of this the park has asked us to put any runner’s bottles in two specific areas – behind the schoolhouse and the trail across from the front gate entrance on the south side. These areas will have designated IT100 cartons to place the bottles in. These cartons will be in the designated areas by the first weekend of November. Besides placing the bottles in the cartons you may want to consider labeling your bottles as well, so you know which one is yours and the DNR is aware that it’s a runner’s bottle.

Any bottles or other items of yours that are not placed in these designated areas are subject to removal. Additionally, please do not lazily throw bottles in the grass after you pass the front entrance. It looks like litter and is the exact opposite image we want to project to the park.

12) Novermber FA50K - Our 5th annual Black Friday FA50K is on 11/25. This is our most popular FA50K and anyone running, volunteering, or pacing at the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is invited. We'll provide rolling aid stations for this run. If you plan on joining us please click the link below and then click the box to confirm that you’re going.
FA50K Signup

13) Volunteers - The Indiana Trail 100 is known for its volunteers. Let us know if you would like to join out team. For information on how you can participate as a volunteer please contact Jerry Diehl at for more details.

We'll have a new aid station for 2017 that will be positioned after the new section of the course. While this aid station will be supervised by a veteran ultra runners and volunteers, we'll also have many youths (children of runners or other volunteers) helping out here as well. They are extremely excited about this and it's sre to be an energetic aid station. Please let us know if you're interested in working here or any other aid station, as each has its own unique personality.

14) Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the Indiana Trail 100. Topics discussed include ultra running in general but the focus is primarily on our event as an informational guide to our runners.

We do not permit advertisements of non-ultra running events/sites or their sponsors. While we have great respect for those that compete in shorter distance running events or triathlons, our site does not focus on these types of events, nor do our runners. We will remove all material, links, etc., that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria.